The Original York Antiques show returns Jan. 31


YORK, Pa. — The Original 162nd Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale is taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014, at Memorial Hall East, located within the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center in downtown York, Pa. This popular event is featuring 96 carefully screened exhibitors in room settings offering an outstanding variety of historical and decorative objects.


Items like this Shippensburg, Pa., paint-decorated settee dated “August 1872,” displayed at an earlier York show, is the type of items you’ll find at the Semi-Annual York Show. (Photo submitted)

According to show manager Melvin L. Arion, the merchandise at York will run the full gamut, including 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, as well as country pieces in original paint, fine early porcelain and pottery such as Chinese export and Staffordshire, Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers and other textiles, estate jewelry, early kitchen and fireplace items and more. Of special note, long-time exhibitor Steve Smoot of Lancaster, Pa., will be offering Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, baskets and Native American artifacts.

Because of the continuing success of this long-running show, there’s little dealer turnover, giving visitors the opportunity to build relationships with the dealers from whom they’re buying. However, due to recent dealer retirements, there will be some new faces at the initial 2014 show (although four of them have filled in at previous shows for last-minute York Show1 copycancellations due to illness). New participants include Beaver Creek Antiques & Arms, Dillsburg, Pa.; Susan & Rod Bartha, Riverwoods, Ill.; Cat Lady Antiques, Ackermanville, Pa.; J&R Ferris Antiques LLC, Boonesville, N.Y.; Bruce Rigsby, Lancaster, Ky.; Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry, Doylestown, Pa.; and Philip H. Bradley Company, Downingtown, Pa.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free; the building is smoke-free and food will be available. Admission is $10 per person ($9 with this article or a York Antiques Show & Sale advertisement). For more information, visit or call Arion at 302-542-3286 (or during the show only at 717-718-1097).

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